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Articles by Dale Chappell

Report Shows Official Misconduct Responsible for More than Half of Exonerations

25 Years of the AEDPA: Where do We Stand?

Government Refuses to Follow Federal Court’s Discovery Order After Being Caught Recording Attorney Meetings with Prisoners at Leavenworth

How States Exclude People With Criminal Records From Jury Service

But state laws ...

New Advocacy Group for New Mexico Prisoners Created

Called the New Mexico Prison and Jails Project (PJP), it ...

Congress Tackles Restoring Voting Rights to Felons, Makes Remarkable Progress

by Dale Chappell 

More and more states across the country have been coming around and allowing those with felony records to vote, some even allowing prisoners to vote. Now Congress has jumped on-board, the House of Representatives passing a bill in March that would restore voting rights to those who ...

Federal Court Finds Missouri Parole System Unconstitutional

by Dale Chappell

The U.S. District Court for the Western  District of Missouri entered an order on November 12, 2020, finding that Missouri’s parole system was unconstitutional, handing down a laundry list of corrections needed.

The problem was Missouri’s handling of parole revocation proceedings, which the Court said violated parolees’ ...

Federal Educational Aid Restored for State and Federal Prisoners

Arizona Pays Prisoners Pennies on the Dollar to Fight Fires, All in the Name of Saving Money

Federal Lawsuit Claims Texas Jail Released Man When Medical Problems Became Too Much Trouble, Resulting in Coma

by Dale Chappell

Apparently, it’s easier to release someone from jail and dismiss the charges if their issues become too much trouble, according to a lawsuit filed by James Bagley in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Bagley was arrested in September 2017 for suspected driving ...